This morning we were visited for four hours by Bo Adams. Mr. Adams is the Head of the Middle School at Atlanta’s Westminster School, and is conducting a sabbatical research project upon best practices in “Schools of the Future.”
It was our great pleasure to host him; over the course of the morning he took several pictures and shot several short videos, and tweeted out many observations. (You can follow Mr. Adams at @BoAdams1)
Below I have pasted in his tweets, some of his photos, and links to his short videos. Enjoy.
Backdrop to St. Gregory School (photo, left)
What a beautiful school, tucked at the foot of a mountain range. Just met @jonathanemartin 1st time…thx to twitter months ago.
Reading student newspaper, the Gregorian Chant – hot off the press
Sample of new course at St. Gregory… Historical Innovations in Art, Music, Theatre. Newspaper mentions inter-departmentalization
Inch wide and mile deep #gregviz
In World 9 talking atomic bomb: active discuss, images on SmartBoard
Talking with teacher about Bioethics project combining science and English…Frankenstein meets genetics. Teams of three stus.
Talked with Sci dept chair. Flipping his classroom like Fisch and Kahn. Kids doing science, not mostly memorizing. Oh, btw it’s AP!
Technology Innovation: Design-Build. A class at STG.
Morning Meeting…Student Written Short Play, etc. http://post.ly/1pD5L
Latin w/ Mr. Clashman. Check out videos and Playmobile https://sites.google.com/a/stgregoryschool.org/mr-clashman/#gregviz
PE includes yoga, judo, bike riding – partnered with transportation dept, too, on road safety, etc. #gregviz
Seeing ms science – elements bingo. project on element for each stu. #gregviz. Good JH humor, too. Neon play on words just cracked us up
Science goes Boom! http://post.ly/1pEbE (click for the fun 3o second video).
The next great innovation. Saw deep focus during tinkering and discovery. “How does this work?” #gregviz
As I sit in taxi, heading to airport, micro-blogging about #gregviz, I am thankful for innovation. I can blog from taxi!